psychiatry and behavioral sciences Archives
Behavioral Health Clinical Services Center formed
Mar. 28, 2023—The newly developed Behavioral Health Clinical Services Center provides a professional home for licensed and license-eligible, non-physician behavioral health providers who are delivering assessment, diagnosis and intervention to patients receiving services throughout Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Program supports caregivers of children with mental health emergencies
Dec. 15, 2022—A pilot program recently launched in the emergency department at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is providing resources to caregivers of children with mental health emergencies via text messaging.
Gender differences with bladder pain
Sep. 26, 2022—Gender differences in the pain experiences and treatment needs of people with a urologic pain syndrome could be used to improve interventions, Vanderbilt researchers report.
Juárez named director of behavior analysis
Sep. 8, 2022—Pablo Juárez, MEd, BCBA, LBA, has been named director of behavior analysis within the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and the Division of Developmental Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Children with autism report greater gender diversity: study
Apr. 21, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers found that children with autism report higher rates of gender diversity — the way in which an individual experiences gender distinct from social norms for their gender assigned at birth — than their typically developing peers.
Taylor, Newhouse, Petrie honored by geriatric psychiatry association
Apr. 21, 2022—Vanderbilt's Warren Taylor, MD, MHSc, Paul Newhouse, MD, and William Petrie, MD, were recently honored at the 2022 American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) Awards.
White matter and psychosis
Jan. 27, 2022—The microstructure of white matter in the brain could be an important risk marker for psychosis, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.
Study links depression scores, white blood cell count
Dec. 2, 2021— by Emily Stembridge Researchers across four health care systems, including Vanderbilt University Medical Center, have found that increased depression polygenic scores are associated with increased white blood cell count, highlighting the importance of the immune system in the etiology of depression. Despite a wide understanding of depression as a psychiatric disorder, depression’s underlying biological...
Brain circuits in schizophrenia
Sep. 20, 2021—Vanderbilt psychiatrists are probing brain circuit hyperactivity implicated in schizophrenia, with the idea that normalizing the hyperactivity may improve cognitive processes.
White matter and schizophrenia
Sep. 2, 2021—Patients with schizophrenia have functional changes in the white matter of the brain, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered, which may contribute to impaired working memory and processing speed.
Estrogen, depression and menopause
Aug. 23, 2021—A shift in emotional processing may help women adapt to lower estrogen after menopause —unless they have a history of major depressive disorder, Vanderbilt researchers have found.
Mood and cognition after chemotherapy
Jul. 26, 2021—Validation of cognitive complaints appears to improve mood in patients with persistent chemotherapy-cognitive impairment, Vanderbilt researchers report.